Starts off with a bang and keeps going
4 out of 5 stars
The start of this book was crazy! Seriously, I don’t want to give too much away, but holy cow. I wasn’t sure how Smith was going to get the Delta Force soldiers out of the predicament they got themselves into.
The human element of this book was really well done. There was a lot of emotion attached to Extinction Age — more than the second book had. The soldiers have more of a heart and realize that the people that they can’t save are going to be torn apart in ruthless and unimaginable ways.
The story in Age was a good combination of military fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction with a little bit of bio-thriller thrown in. The combination of these different genres really made Extinction Age feel the same but different in this series. (I feel weird writing that, but it makes sense in my head).
The story ends on a cliffhanger and I know how many more books Smith has written. I definitely need a mini-break from these intense stories, but I’m sure I’ll continue the series. I also want to check out more of the Kindle Worlds books that revolve around these stories (and I’m sure I’ll understand them a lot better now).
Overall, Extinction Age (and the first three books in the Extinction Cycle series) was very good. I enjoyed them from beginning to end, and I’m definitely glad that I read them.
Book Description:Extinction Age by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Narrator: Bronson Pinchot
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
Series: Extinction Cycle #3
Published by Blackstone Audio on June 29, 2015
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On the eve of extinction, all seems to be lost, but there is still one final hope....
Operation Liberty has failed. Humans are losing the war. With no other option, General Kennor decides to pull back the troops and give science a second chance.
Trapped in the extensive sewer system beneath New York, Master Sergeant Reed Beckham and the survivors of First Platoon must battle through the tunnels - where they make a grisly discovery in their attempt to escape.
At Plum Island, Dr. Kate Lovato is working on a new bioweapon to destroy the Variants. But when a derelict Navy destroyer crashes into the Connecticut shoreline, she is forced to deal with a nightmare she thought had ended.
As the doomsday clock ticks down and military bases fall across the country, the human race enters the age of extinction. Will science prevail - or will mankind vanish off the face of the planet?Also by this author: Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, The Extinction Cycle, Hell Divers
Also in this series: Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, The Extinction Cycle, Extinction War
About the Author:
Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the USA Today bestselling author of the Hell Divers trilogy, the Orbs trilogy, and the Extinction Cycle series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on his one true passion—writing. When he isn’t writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spending time with his family, and traveling the world. He is an Ironman triathlete and lives in Iowa with his fiancée, their dogs, and a house full of books.
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2 thoughts on “Audiobook: Extinction Age by Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Narrated by Bronson Pinchot)”
Is this series worth bumping up the pile?
Honestly, I really enjoyed it. I don’t know what it’ll be jumping. But the first book really grabbed my attention because of the bio-thriller aspects of it, and then the next two had a lot going on, but still some amazing post-apocalyptic and military thriller aspects going for it — with really great & likeable characters.